Margo Page on a Broader Bechdel Test

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 8:00 am

I’ve written more than once about the Bechdel test for movies: Are there at least two named female characters who have lines and do they talk to each other about anything other than men?

And I’ve written about some of its variations, too. And about Geena Davis and her “Two Steps” effort to get more of the non-lead characters and extras played by women. Margo Page of the My Trephine blog has some more ideas to add to the conversation, including assessment based on the number of previous leading roles by both the male and female leads, the age gap, and the number of lines for each. We could start by having no more of these. Ever.

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